The Fancy Fiance and I have quite a few different dietary preferences. I prefer skim milk while he thinks that 1% stuff is better. So, each week when I go to the grocery store, I buy a half-gallon of 1% for him and a gallon of skim for me (I drink a lot of milk).
I've mentioned my nightly chocolate milk routine before. (I've mentioned it many times actually. Can you say 'obsessed'?) Well, not too long ago I went into the kitchen to make my nightly glass of creamy smooth chocolate deliciousness. When I opened the fridge, I realized I didn't have enough milk.
I should clarify, my obsession is taken one step further by the fact that I only use certain specific glasses for my chocolate milk and certain specific mugs for my hot chocolate. So by "didn't have enough milk" I meant there was not enough of my skim milk to fill my usual chocolate milk glass.
Okay, now that we all know just how crazy I am, I'll get on with it. I mentioned to the Fancy Fiance that I didn't have enough milk and asked if I could use some of his. Normally, I probably wouldn't ask but if I used his milk, there wouldn't be enough for his morning latte the next day. The guy is Italian - he loves his morning lattes and I don't want to risk relationship harmony. But of course he said yes anyway. Calming the crazy outweighs the potential for a latte-less morning.
After I poured myself a full glass of his 1% milk, he said, "Oh, I thought you were just going to supplement your milk."
Me: Um, supplement? What do you mean?
Him: Like, use the rest of your milk then just fill the last half of the glass with mine.
Me: You mean mix the milks?
Him: Oh my god. Are you seriously going to tell me you won't mix the milks?
Here's the thing, though. It's not that I won't mix them, it just never occurred to me as a possibility. I fully accept that I have my crazy quirks but I actually don't care about mixing the milks. When he suggested it, it totally made sense. I just didn't think of it as an option at the time. Funny how our minds work (or don't). My brain is so set on one type of milk for my chocolate milk that it didn't even think to just add to what I already have. In fact, it almost makes more sense than going full 1%. Half a percent is closer to skim, isn't it? What do you think - would you mix the milks?